As I spend these days in contemplation, it has become increasingly clear that whatever your mind focuses on, that mental image becomes your world.
Focus your mind on Jack Bauer fighting terrorists and even though you are kicked back safely on your sofa, terrorism becomes your world.
Focus your mind on problems at work while washing the dishes, and though your hands are covered with soap, the problems at work become your world.
Focus your mind on anything but the present moment and your world becomes an illusion.
Ironically, focusing your mind on this moment – focusing your attention like a videographer making an art film – reveals a world full of wonder, beauty and bliss.
Watching TV is a pleasurable escape – but tormenting ourselves with problems that aren’t present is a sad and senseless epidemic.